Tag Archives: Care Work

Care work compared with office work

So, I’ve been a carer for a couple of weeks now and there are bits of it I love and bits I don’t like so much but overall I’m happy. It’s a very rewarding thing to do. So different to working in an office, which is what I used to do. It is physically very Read More →

Why I’m loving being a Health Care Assistant

Wow. It’s been a pretty busy couple of weeks. I did my training last week: Monday to Thursday. Then I did a 4 hour shadow shift (I didn’t get paid for that) at a home for learning disabilities, and then I did two night shifts, 8am to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday nights at the same Read More →

Fab but gruelling week training

I’ve been training this week to become a care assistant. It’s been really great. I met some really nice people and learned some really interesting stuff – including First Aid (CPR and putting someone in the recovery position). But I’ve also found it really exhausting. Not so much the training itself – although I suppose Read More →